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Ohio city to close 2 fire stations after tax fails

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — A failed proposal to increase income taxes in one Ohio city has led officials to close two of its three fire stations beginning this weekend.

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 November 2014

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Court rejects casino employee energy drink firing

CLEVELAND (AP) — An appeals court has overturned the firing of a Cleveland casino employee for failing to pay for a $1.84 energy drink and told the state casino commission to reconsider the case.

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 November 2014

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School shooter built ladder in Ohio prison escape

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A convicted school shooter and two other Ohio inmates managed to get inside a maintenance access area and spent several months building a makeshift a ladder that they used to escape in September, according to a report released by the state on Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 November 2014

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Tear gas fired near school sickens kids, teacher

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio say tear gas fired during a police training session drifted to a nearby school, sending a teacher to a hospital and 14 students home.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 November 2014

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Ohio telemarketer sentenced to 15 months in prison

CLEVELAND (AP) — A northeast Ohio telemarketing millionaire has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison after being convicted of witness tampering in a case involving campaign contributions to two prominent Republicans.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 November 2014

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Postal Service returns wife's remains to Ohio man

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A package containing an Ohio woman's cremated remains has been delivered to her family after they were lost in the mail.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 November 2014

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Chief justice: time to rethink judicial elections

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The number of uncontested judicial races in Ohio is reason to once again consider appointing rather than electing judges, the chief justice of the state Supreme Court argues.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 November 2014

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Federal health chief touts enrollment ease in Ohio

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama's health chief emphasized the ease of signing up for health coverage under the federal overhaul, while acknowledging Thursday that no website is perfect.

Last Updated on Friday, 14 November 2014

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